Everton are preparing a shock move for former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Barcelona striker - and rumoured Arsenal target - Samuel Eto'o, The Daily Express - citing speculation from Italy - reports.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is keen to add a striker to his squad as a deal for current Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku - who impressed last season during a loan spell at Goodison Park with 17 goals - looks increasingly unlikely.
Martinez is believed to be attracted to the Cameroonian's versatility and work ethic. He would bring vast European experience, something that Everton will need as they embark on their latest Europa League campaign.
Furthermore, Eto'o proved last season that he is still capable of performing at the top level. Although he failed to deliver on a consistent basis, he was heavily rotated with Demba Ba and Fernando Torres and when he did get a run of games, he showed glimpses of the brilliance that saw him score over 100 goals in his five years with Barcelona.
Eto'o's relationship with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho notably deteriorated after Mourinho was caught making alleged comments referring to Eto'o's age, leading to the forward mocking his manager in his subsequent goal celebrations.
Eto'o has expressed a desire to remain in England and the opportunity to exact revenge on Mourinho would be an enticing one.
Although Arsenal have been credited with interest, no move has materialised yet and, at 33, the hit-man - who will feature for his country at this summer's World Cup - may well see this as one last opportunity to make a mark as a first-choice frontman rather than be content with the possibility of sitting on the bench at the Emirates.
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